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What Recruiters Look At During the 6 Seconds They Spend on a Resume

What Recruiters Look At During the 6 Seconds They Spend on a Resume | Professional Research and Reporting and Global Ed | Scoop.it

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:42 PM

Although we may never know why we didn’t get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters’ decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of ”six seconds before they make the initial ‘fit or no fit’ decision” on candidates. 


The study used a scientific technique called “eye tracking” on 30 professional recruiters and examined their eye movements during a 10-week period to “record and analyze where and how long someone focuses when digesting a piece of information or completing a task.”


In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed recruiters will look at your name, current title and company, current position start and end dates, previous title and company, previous position start and end dates, and education.


The two resumes below include a heat map of recruiters’ eye movements. The one on the right was looked at more thoroughly than the one of the left because of its clear and concise format.

Gina McLachlan's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:23 PM

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30 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions

30 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions | Professional Research and Reporting and Global Ed | Scoop.it

"Tough interview questions are supposed to challenge job candidates and make them think on their feet."


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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, September 7, 2013 5:26 PM

 . . . the typical job interview [could be] “the most harrowing forty-five minutes of your life,” writes Vicky Oliver in her book “301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions.”


But you can be prepared ahead of time. We’ve compiled some of the toughest interview questions from Oliver’s book — and how to answer them.

Jennifer Furlong's curator insight, September 8, 2013 11:56 AM

How you react to a question matters just as much as the answer itself. How would you do if you were asked these questions in an interview today?